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Baseball Drops Saturday Doubleheader Versus Xavier
Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Baseball Drops Saturday Doubleheader Versus Xavier

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Weather once again forced a schedule change for the Lipscomb baseball team as the Bisons lost both games of a Saturday doubleheader versus Xavier at Ken Dugan field.

The Bisons had a rough showing over the weekend losing all three games to Xavier after dropping the first game 7-6 on Friday. Lipscomb now has an overall record of 4-5 on the season.

GAME ONE: Xavier 10, Lipscomb 1

The Lipscomb bats were held in check for Saturday’s first game, as the Bisons were only able to record four hits in the loss.

Xavier’s starting pitcher Griffin Lanoue gave the Musketeers a strong performance on the mound allowing three hits over 4.2 innings of work picking up his first win of the season.

With Xavier already leading 3-0, the game was busted open in the sixth and seventh innings as the Musketeers put up seven runs over that span. Allbry Major did the damage at the plate for Xavier with a three-run homer in the sixth and a triple to deep center field in the seventh driving in two more runs.

The lone Bisons run came in the bottom of the sixth inning courtesy of a sacrifice fly from David Graves scoring Zeke Dodson.

GAME TWO: Xavier 4, Lipscomb 2

Unfortunately in the second game it was much of the same for the Bisons as they were held to just five hits and two runs.

Starting pitchers JT Caver and Conor Grammes were locked in a pitching duel for the first three innings until Xavier’s Ryan Altenberger blasted a three-run homer to right center field in the top of the fourth inning making it 3-0. The Musketeers would tack on another run in the top of the sixth to increase their lead to 4-0.

The Bisons were able to cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the seventh behind a Maddux Houghton triple, which scored Josh Martinez, and a Brian Moore single scoring Houghton.

Lipscomb was unable to complete the comeback, however, as the Bisons would only produce three base runners over the final two innings.

“They hit better than we hit and they pitched better than we pitched,” head coach Jeff Forehand said. “So we got to take all that and learn from it and come back for the next one.”

 

AROUND THE HORN:

  • Houghton had a solid day at the plate going four-for-six with a triple and a RBI over the two games.
  • Tevin Symonette stole three bases on the day increasing his total to six on the season.
  • The Bisons have a sub-500 record for the first time this season.
  • Dodson recorded his first double of the season in game one.
  • Caleb Brenczewski gave up no hits and struck out four batters in two relief innings in game one.

 

UP NEXT:

The Bisons hit the road for the first time this season as they travel to Austin Peay on Tuesday, March 5. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Lipscomb will also play on Wednesday, March 6 with a home game versus Memphis starting a 4 p.m.